Urs Lüthi, Agne Raceviciute – Viafarini DOCVA
A tight inter-generational dialog, full of filiations, equivalences and isomorphisms. A biunivocal relation, a level playing field, a diagram of transits and permanences. The two-person show of Urs Lüthi (1947, Kriens, Switzerland) and Agne Raceviciute (1988, Klaipeda, Lituania) retraces the relationship of mutual respect between an emerging Lithuanian artist and one of the most important references of her work. Tied by a woven of correspondances, Lüthi and Raceviciute share the same approach to black and white photography which is often prolonged in installations and sculptures, together with a fascination for the universe of clothing and the complementary figures of the mask and the veil.
A common research field, where the exploration of the mechanisms of identitarian mimetism and transformism rearranges the traditional symbolics of the portrait and of the self-portrait, restructuring them in terms of “human still life”.
Three sculptural elements of the series Territories and a photography work from Lüthi’s series Spazio Umano are set into a relationship of mutual mirroring with the latest outcomes of Raceviciute’s long term project Conclave.
Absorbed in an atmosphere of severe moderation and imperceptible vitalism, the exhibition tries to grasp that precise moment in which the human figure abandons the landscape, leaving a plangent void in it.
The sculptural conversation between Lüthi and Raceviciute incorporates a geographical imaginary made of scenic thresholds, subtle appearances and desertions that the two artists inspect and sift through the lenses of abstraction and reduction processes. Surrendering to a form of minor monumentalism and delving into a diffused feeling of warm and intimate languor, sculpture and photography articulate in ephemeral forms that passage from the human body to what hosts it.
Viafarini DOCVA – Via Procaccini 4, 20154 Milano
October 29 – November 23, 2013